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01-28-2007, 10:12 PM
Which is better to used in your web application PHP or ASP? PHP is an open source application while ASP is Microsoft application that needs licensing?
What can you say about this?
01-29-2007, 09:46 PM
I prefer PHP its open source. Easy to used. Can run in different platforms.
04-02-2007, 10:17 PM
I'd recommend PHP, especially if you're using it for SEO purposes. PHP on an Apache server allows you to use .htaccess, which gives you some powerful options for URL rewriting and server management.
04-03-2007, 07:02 AM
yes.. they are right... its free and theres alot of resources online...
04-03-2007, 09:07 PM
PHP is much flexible than ASP.
04-18-2007, 06:39 PM
There is no licencing issues with ASP. It's free also, and if you are running almost any version of Windows since Windows 98, you've got a built in web server that supports it without having to install anything else.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend ASP to anyone anymore, as ASP.NET is so much better, and also free. Microsoft Visual Studio Web Edition is the free version of the development environment for ASP.NET (which by the way, you can use any language with - including PHP if you so choose), and there's tons of help and support freely available - although not as much as there is for ASP and PHP.
PHP is in no way more flexible than ASP or ASP.Net - I don't know where anyone would get that idea to be honest? You can achieve the same things with both languages, but ASP.NET is by far the most flexible and powerful.
Yes, it will take time to learn and understand the advanced features. But for the every day stuff, including data manipulation and integration, and AJAX support, etc... you can do it all visually without writing any code at all, although much better functionality with just a little bit of code - a few lines.
Clearly I'm passionate about this subject, but what I'm saying is true.
Check out www.asp.net though - it's a superb resource.
05-01-2007, 02:13 PM
Could it be that just more webmaster like and use PHP?
05-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Among home and hobby users, yes it's far more prolific. It's typically not favoured, indeed hardly used at all, at corporate business levels though.
Someone coming fresh to web design and development, would be well advised to gain an understanding of PHP, but concentrate on ASP.NET as their primary platform.
For the home and hobby user, I would still favour ASP.NET because of it's sheer power and ease of use at basic levels. I think the only time I perhaps would recommend something else is if the user is running a Mac, or a Unix variant.
05-10-2007, 03:13 AM
Well, I prefer PHP because it is more SEO and search engine friendly then asp or asp.net.
05-10-2007, 04:05 AM
It's important to use whatever system your most comfortable with - and if thats PHP, thats great. But to say that it's more SEO friendly is complete nonsense. lol!
yes i agree with Mark.. Both php and Asp.net are good to use but as said that depends on how comfortable you are with them..
05-10-2007, 08:20 AM
There's lots of tools out there, and it's rare that people will actually use the best tool for the job - they'll choose the tool that best suits them, typically because of familiarity. And thats completely fine, of course. Each to their own, and all that.
The only thing that drives me mad is when people make incorrect statements about tools they clearly know little or nothing about, and pass it off as advice. hehehe
When it comes to PHP or ASP, there's not really all that much of a difference between them. They both achieve the same things in very similar ways, and there's plenty of support/hosting/advice, etc... available for both of them. So whatever floats your boat, as they say.
ASP.NET however is completely different, and really can't be compared to the others. It would be like comparing a carrot to a bicycle. There is no comparison.
For the budding developers reading this thread, if you haven't started getting into .NET yet, I really would urge you to take a good close look at it. Remembering that it's not language dependant. You can still code in PHP when your working in the .NET environment. Or ASP, or VB, or C#, or J#, or Iron Python, or Ruby on Rails, or whatever language you like, because .NET uses CLR (Common Language Runtime).
.NET is far more powerful and advanced than anything you could imagine if all you've ever seen is PHP or ordinary ASP. But for developing simple websites (or even complex ones), .NET makes it far easier too, once you've grasped the basics. And now there's also LINQ, and BLINQ to make data manipulation incredibly easy by turning your data tables into classes (very clever and powerful stuff). Microsoft have also recently released MS Ajax 1.0, making the use of Ajax controls a breeze.
At the end of the day, absolutely use whatever your happiest with. Be aware though, that with a little research you might find a better tool that you would be more happy with - don't just stick your head in the sand and stagnate because it's what your used too.
01-23-2008, 07:26 PM
01-24-2008, 04:32 PM
bishtdbest, welcome to the forum but we would appreciate your time in checking the last post date before replying. For example the last post here was 05-10-2007 and it would be better to start a new thread.
Thanks and thread closed.
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